The Twelve Strange Days of Christmas

The Twelve Strange Days of Christmas

Some of these stories appeared in the ebook The Strange Casebook, 2018.

Author: Syd Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786076816

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 769

Stop Press: 'Death Becomes Her' was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Short Story Daggers. Nothing says Christmas more than a good old fashioned ghost story on a dark winter's night, so sit back and enjoy a little pinch of Yuletide mayhem. These extraordinary tales, one for each day of Christmas, explore the odd, the peculiar and the downright chilling, from a Strange encounter with an Icelandic Shaman, to a psychic policewoman, lively winged beasts and warnings from the recently departed. Some of these stories appeared in the ebook The Strange Casebook, 2018.
Categories: Fiction

Strange Tombs An Essex Witch Museum Mystery

Strange Tombs   An Essex Witch Museum Mystery

Prior to writing, she was a lecturer and a presenter on Pulp, the Channel 4 books
programme. ALSO BY SYD MOORE The Twelve Strange Days of Christmas
Strange Magic Strange Sight Strange Fascination The Drowning Pool Witch Hunt
 ...

Author: Syd Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786074492

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 992

The fourth instalment in Syd Moore's spooktacular witch detective series Halloween in Essex and the Mystery and Suspense creative writing course at old Ratchette Hall is off to a satisfyingly creepy start. But things take a turn for the worse when the course administrator is discovered dead, clutching a marble finger to his chest. For why would anyone, undead or alive, want to kill mild-mannered Graham? Luckily Rosie Strange and Sam Stone are on the case. Soon, however, they are digging up more questions than answers: who are the unearthly howls emanating from neighbouring Witch Wood every night? How has a stone crusader, on display in the church, managed to lose a finger? And, more sinister yet, why is one of the tombs missing a corpse?
Categories: Fiction

Strange Magic

Strange Magic

Finding herself and Sam embroiled in a most peculiar centuries-old mystery, Rosie is quickly expelled from her comfort zone, where to her horror, the secrets of the past come with their own real, and all too present, danger as a strange ...

Author: Syd Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786070999

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 421

Rosie Strange doesn't believe in ghosts or witches or magic. No, not at all. It’s no surprise therefore when she inherits the ramshackle Essex Witch Museum, her first thought is to take the money and run. Still, the museum exerts a curious pull over Rosie. There’s the eccentric academic who bustles in to demand she help in a hunt for old bones, those of the notorious Ursula Cadence, a witch long since put to death. And there’s curator Sam Stone, a man about whom Rosie can’t decide if he’s tiresomely annoying or extremely captivating. It all adds up to looking like her plans to sell the museum might need to be delayed, just for a while. Finding herself and Sam embroiled in a most peculiar centuries-old mystery, Rosie is quickly expelled from her comfort zone, where to her horror, the secrets of the past come with their own real, and all too present, danger as a strange magic threatens to envelope them all.
Categories: Fiction

Strange Sight

Strange Sight

The La Fleur restaurant has a slew of unusual phenomena.

Author: Syd Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786072061

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 485

The La Fleur restaurant has a slew of unusual phenomena. Bonnet-clad apparitions pass through walls, blood leaks from ceilings and rats besiege the dining room. Experts from the Great Essex Witch Museum are called in to quell these strange sights. But before Rosie Strange and Sam Stone can do their thing events turn darker. For La Fleur’s chef has been strung up and slaughtered like a pig. More oddly, the only witness, the owner’s daughter Mary, swears blind a ghost did it. Rosie and Sam must find out what’s happening before Mary takes the fall. But intuitions and tip-offs lead them stumbling into the dark waters of the past, exposing secrets of a wider conspiracy, as well as secrets all Rosie’s own. With strange chills Rosie and Sam learn that seeing isn’t always believing, while thoughts of truth may be just as illusory.
Categories: Fiction

The Strange Casebook

The Strange Casebook

These stories focus on characters that interact with Rosie and Sam in the Essex Witch Museum series and take place across a number of different time frames.

Author: Syd Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786075208

Category: Fiction

Page: 98

View: 493

Witches, ghosts and things that go bump in the night are never far from Adder’s Fork, where the world renowned Essex Witch Museum has its home. Enjoy these six short spooktacular stories, inspired by Rosie Strange and Sam Stone’s work at the museum…if you dare! These stories focus on characters that interact with Rosie and Sam in the Essex Witch Museum series and take place across a number of different time frames. Whether it be Rosie's old relatives, academic George Chin or the residents of Adders Fork - spooky incidents abound at every turn. These short stories are ebook only, but in 2019 six more stories will be added to form a paperback edition of twelve stories, titled Twelve Strange Days of Christmas.
Categories: Fiction

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas o many people, the lyrics of the song “The Twelve
Days of Christmas” seem strange beyond belief. The odd carol's words might
make one think it is a novelty song, in the vein of '"Grandma Got Run Over by a ...

Author: Ace Collins

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310873884

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 149

The cheer of a crackling hearth fire. Colorful cards from friends and loved ones. An evergreen tree festooned with ornaments.The golden traditions of Christmas—gifts, wreaths, stockings, carols, mistletoe, and more—infuse our celebration of the season with meaning and glowing memories. And, in ways you may not realize, they point us to the birth of Christ.Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas reveals the people, places, and events that shaped the best-loved customs of this merriest of holidays. Here are spiritual insights, true-life tales, and captivating legends to intrigue you and your family and bring new luster and depth to your celebration of Jesus’ birth. Discover how• after eighteen centuries of all but ignoring the event, churches began to open the door for believers to commemorate Jesus’ incarnation.• the evergreen tree, once a central theme in the worship practices of pagan cultures, came to represent the everlasting love of God.• the magi’s three gifts—gold, frankincense, and myrrh—are filled with spiritual symbolism.The traditions of Christmas lend beauty, awe, and hope to the holiday, causing people all over the world to anticipate it with joy. The stories in this book will warm your heart as you rediscover the true and eternal significance of Christmas.
Categories: Religion

Twelve Days of

Twelve Days of

You may have heard someone say that there are twelve days of Christmas. But
did you know that they refer to the days after Christmas and not the days leading
up to it? ... year, it was customary to believe people behave in strange and
passionate ways on Twelfth Night before the celebrations of Christmas come to
an end.

Author: iMinds

Publisher: iMinds Pty Ltd

ISBN: 9781921798771

Category: Religion

Page: 1

View: 631

Learn about the Twelve Days of Christmas with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. For many, Christmas is not just a time of year but a whole period of festivities. You may have heard someone say that there are twelve days of Christmas. But did you know that they refer to the days after Christmas and not the days leading up to it? The first day of Christmas is 25 December. It is when the major Christmas celebrations take place and the birth of Jesus is officially celebrated. The day after Christmas is also a public holiday in many countries. In the UK, Australia, Canada and many other places it is known as Boxing Day.
Categories: Religion

Folk Song Index

Folk Song Index

Author: Florence E. Brunnings

Publisher: New York : Garland Pub.

ISBN: UOM:49015002903707

Category: Chansons folkloriques - Bibliographie - Catalogues

Page: 357

View: 739

Categories: Chansons folkloriques - Bibliographie - Catalogues

The Battle for Christmas

The Battle for Christmas

Most Englishmen, Bourne claimed, chose to celebrate it well past the official
period of twelve days, right up to ... out two particularly dangerous seasonal
practices, mumming and (strange to modern readers) the singing of Christmas
carols.

Author: Stephen Nissenbaum

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307760227

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 752

Anyone who laments the excesses of Christmas might consider the Puritans of colonial Massachusetts: they simply outlawed the holiday. The Puritans had their reasons, since Christmas was once an occasion for drunkenness and riot, when poor "wassailers extorted food and drink from the well-to-do. In this intriguing and innovative work of social history, Stephen Nissenbaum rediscovers Christmas's carnival origins and shows how it was transformed, during the nineteenth century, into a festival of domesticity and consumerism. Drawing on a wealth of period documents and illustrations, Nissenbaum charts the invention of our current Yuletide traditions, from St. Nicholas to the Christmas tree and, perhaps most radically, the practice of giving gifts to children. Bursting with detail, filled with subversive readings of such seasonal classics as "A Visit from St. Nicholas” and A Christmas Carol, The Battle for Christmas captures the glorious strangeness of the past even as it helps us better understand our present.
Categories: History

In a Dark Wood

In a Dark Wood

There, once again, were the twelve strange men sitting round the mysterious fire.
'What are you seeking this time in such ... Although it was Christmas Day, they ate
up every one, and left none for Bianca. 'Where did you find them?' they asked ...

Author: Amanda Craig

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405516792

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 481

Thirty-nine, divorced, jobless: Benedick Hunter is going nowhere, heading in the exact opposite direction he expected. So when he comes across a children's book that his mother, Laura, wrote, he decides that her life and work - haunting stories replete with sinister woods, wicked witches and brave girls who battle giants - hold the key to finding out why his own life is such a mess. Setting out to discover why Laura killed herself when he was six, Benedick travels to the US. As he grows more obsessed with what happened to his mother, Benedick enters into a dark wood - one that is both hilariously real and terrifyingly psychological. Dark humorous and inventive, In a Dark Wood casts light on the nature of depression, genius and of the healing power of storytelling.
Categories: Fiction

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries

TWELVE O ' CLOCK BLUES ; W Lennoy Ruffin , m Betty McKay . 31 . ... TWELVE
STRANGE ; m Jimmy Bond ( James Bond ) & Billy Strange ( Wm . Strange )
Davon Music Co . ; 7 May64 ... THE 12 DAYS OF XMAS ; traditional English , arr .

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006357516

Category: Copyright

Page:

View: 332

Categories: Copyright

The First Christmas and Other Bible Stories From the New Testament

The First Christmas and Other Bible Stories From the New Testament

Perhaps in those three strange days, when He was talking so earnestly with the
wise and learned men, Jesus felt for the first time His great power for doing good.
He listened to all the wise men said, turning their long words into simple ones in ...

Author: Enid Blyton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444932829

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 835

A beautiful cloth-bound gift edition containing 16 of the best-known New Testament stories retold for children, by Enid Blyton, one of the world's best-loved storytellers. The perfect Christmas gift. 'Enid Blyton's retelling of Christ's own stories and the meaning of His time on Earth is full of love - Christ's love for us, our love for each other - and Enid's caring and timeless love for children everywhere' - from the introduction by Pam Rhodes. Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years. Find more retold religious stories in Noah's Ark and Other Bible Stories and The Land of Far Beyond. Enid's best-loved characters include Noddy the wooden boy, Timmy the dog from The Famous Five and the mischievous twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan from the much-loved boarding school series St Clare's. The stories in this collection previously appeared in magazines and anthologies from the 40s and 60s. Illustrated in black and white, the collection contains the following stories, which are episodes in the life of Christ: The First Christmas, The Shepherds in the Night, The Three Wise Men, The Angel's Warning, The Little Boy Jesus, Twelve Years Old, The Twelve Disciples, The Nobleman's Son, The Loaves and the Fishes, The Good Samaritan, The Boy Who Left Home, The Last Supper, The Capture of Jesus, The Story of Easter, Jesus on the Cross, Jesus Rises Again
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

The Seventh Swann: The heir-apparent to Lord Swann is missing.

Author: Roger Riccard

Publisher:

ISBN: 1901091651

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 292

View: 737

The Seventh Swann: The heir-apparent to Lord Swann is missing. Has he been kidnapped? Is he still alive? -- The Eighth Milkmaid: A young child has joined the staff at the home of Holmes' former professor. But who is she, really? -- The Ninth Ladyship at the Dance: Queen Victoria's daughter, Princess Beatrice, has come under threat by unknown forces. How will Homes protect her? -- The Tenth Lord Leaping: The Earl of Dunbar has been observed undergoing strange physical gyrations. What is his secret? -- The Eleven Pipe Problem: Mysterious thefts are happening all over Edinburgh. What, or who, do they have in common? -- The Twelfth Drumming: The clock strikes midnight. A shot rings out and Sir James is dead. There is no sign of an intruder nor murder weapon.
Categories: Detective and mystery stories

The Twelve Dates of Christmas Dates 5 and 6

The Twelve Dates of Christmas  Dates 5 and 6

'I mean, it is Christmas. Here in England it's tradition to start every ... 'I'm
workingthe evening shift, but free as a bird all day.' 'Do you wanttodo something?
Hang out ... She had a strange feeling in the pit of her stomach. It was a little bit
horrible.

Author: Lisa Dickenson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780751554687

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

View: 635

The third part in this very funny six-part digital romantic comedy. Seth and Nick. Nick and Seth. Seth. Nick. Nick. Seth. Nick and Seth have never warmed to each other but they've always made the effort for Claudia's sake - and now they don't have to. So when, after a disastrous trip to Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland, Claudia is suddenly faced with the two men at the same time, in the same room, she honestly doesn't know what to do. She's not ready to face up to what happened on her date with Nick, but she's not that keen on seeing Seth either. Things are about to get very awkward . . . This is the story of Claudia and her twelve dates of Christmas. It's a story about losing love, about finding love, and about discovering what's been there all along. Expect a whole heap of Christmas sparkle, butterflies-in-your-stomach romance and a lot of very funny moments in the next hilarious part of The Twelve Dates of Christmas.
Categories: Fiction

I Wonder as I Wander

I Wonder as I Wander

I feel so small and weak and the forests are so great and so shocking, so dark
and so full of strange sounds. ... music evenings, and celebrations during all the
twelve days of Christmas.21 By Christmas, a happy and satisfied Jack Niles
seemed to be very much at home in Brasstown. It is evident that he meant to
settle there permanently, because the day after Christmas he went to inspect one
hundred ...

Author: Ron Pen

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813139814

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

View: 698

Louisville native John Jacob Niles (1892--1980) is considered to be one of our nation's most influential musicians. As a composer and balladeer, Niles drew inspiration from the deep well of traditional Appalachian and African American folk songs. At the age of sixteen Niles wrote one of his most enduring tunes, "Go 'Way from My Window," basing it on a song fragment from a black farm worker. This iconic song has been performed by folk artists ever since and may even have inspired the opening line of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe." In I Wonder as I Wander: The Life of John Jacob Niles, the first full-length biography of Niles, Ron Pen offers a rich portrait of the musician's character and career. Using Niles's own accounts from his journals, notebooks, and unpublished autobiography, Pen tracks his rise from farm boy to songwriter and folk collector extraordinaire. Niles was especially interested in documenting the voices of his fellow World War I soldiers, the people of Appalachia, and the spirituals of African Americans. In the 1920s he collaborated with noted photographer Doris Ulmann during trips to Appalachia, where he transcribed, adapted, and arranged traditional songs and ballads such as "Pretty Polly" and "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair." Niles's preservation and presentation of American folk songs earned him the title of "Dean of American Balladeers," and his theatrical use of the dulcimer is credited with contributing to the popularity of that instrument today. Niles's dedication to the folk music tradition lives on in generations of folk revival artists such as Jean Ritchie, Joan Baez, and Oscar Brand. I Wonder as I Wander explores the origins and influences of the American folk music resurgence of the 1950s and 1960s, and finally tells the story of a man at the forefront of that movement.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Mirror of literature amusement and instruction ed by T Byerley Continued as The Mirror

The Mirror of literature  amusement  and instruction  ed  by T  Byerley    Continued as  The Mirror

Christmas-eve is, in Yorkshire, celebrated jn a peculiar manner : at eight o'clock
in the evening the bells greet " old father Christmas" with a ... for some time with a
wooden mallet, is then boiled and eaten with milk, sugar, nutmeg, &c. enter
during the twelve days of Christmas. ... With strange old kindness, send up
presents.

Author: Thomas Byerley

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590685400

Category:

Page:

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Lady Allerton s Wager

Lady Allerton s Wager

There was a certain strange hush about the house in Upper Grosvenor Street, a
gloominess that mirrored Beth's own ... The capital was shuttered and silent, for
everyone had left Town to celebrate the twelve days of Christmas in the country.

Author: Nicola Cornick

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781426840173

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 169

An Eternal Triangle—a lord, a lady and…an island! Beth, Lady Allerton, is determined to reclaim Fairhaven Island, stolen from her family generations before by the treacherous Earl of Trevithick. She challenges the current Earl, Marcus Trevithick, to a wager—his island against her virtue! Marcus Trevithick is intrigued by the lovely incognita who throws down the challenge. Soon he is pursuing her, determined to learn more of her identity—and to tempt her into his bed. As both Beth and Marcus race to claim Fairhaven it seems inevitable that the chase can end only in each other's arms. But when it comes to a choice, which does Beth want more—the Earl of Trevithick, or her beloved island?
Categories: Fiction

The House Sitter

The House Sitter

Stephanie Barron (Jane Austen's England) Jane and the Twelve Days of
Christmas Jane and the Waterloo Map F.H. ... the Dog Red Jade Death Money
Lucky Barbara Cleverly (England) The Last Kashmiri Rose Strange Images of
Death The ...

Author: Peter Lovesey

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 9781569477595

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

View: 209

The corpse of a beautiful woman, clad in only a bathing suit, is found strangled to death on a popular Sussex beach. When she is finally identified, it turns out she was a top profiler for the National Crime Faculty, who was working on the case of a serial killer. And though she was a Bath resident, the authorities don't want Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond to investigate the murder. How strange. What could they be trying to hide?
Categories: Fiction

Video Source Book

Video Source Book

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 0787638579

Category: Video recordings

Page: 432

View: 891

A guide to programs currently available on video in the areas of movies/entertainment, general interest/education, sports/recreation, fine arts, health/science, business/industry, children/juvenile, how-to/instruction.
Categories: Video recordings

Law Sports at Gray s Inn 1594

Law Sports at Gray s Inn  1594

... and Ancients," into the semblance of a court and kingdom, and to entertain
each other during the twelve days of Christmas ... I assure myself that your
ladyship, as a wise and kind mother to us both, will neither find it strange nor
unwise that, ...

Author: Basil Brown

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781584779896

Category: History

Page: 428

View: 138

Legal Aspects of the Lives and Works of Shakespeare and Bacon This interesting volume examines legal aspects of the lives and writings of Shakespeare and Bacon. Includes the text of the hard-to-find Gesta Grayorum, which is attributed in part to Bacon. Brown also describes the origin of the Capias Utlegatum insult offered to Bacon by Queen Elizabeth's attorney general, Sir Edward Coke. CONTENTS Introduction Shakespeare's Connection With the Inns of Court Shakespeare's Plays Controlled by Bacon's Friends Why Queen Elizabeth Neglected Bacon - That Capias Utlegatum Origin of "Capias Utlegatum' Insult Offered to Bacon by Queen Elizabeth's Attorney-General, Sir Edward Coke Francis Bacon's Connection With Warwickshire and the Forest of Arden Bacon's Connection With the Burbage's You Would Pluck Out the Heart of My Mystery Shakespeare's Lodgings in Silver Street Bacon's Warwickshire Kinsmen and the Underhill's Was Anne Cecil the Prototype of Helena in "All's Well" Appendix A- History of the Manor and Ancient Barony of Castle Combe. Re Sir John Fastolf's Ward Appendix B- Edmund Tilney, Master of the Itevels Appendix C- List of Lands Owned by the Cooke's, Lords of Hartshill
Categories: History